[smokeping-users] Re: packet loss

Philippe Strauss philou at philou.ch
Tue Aug 27 12:07:34 MEST 2002

On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 07:31:38AM +0200, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> Today Leigh Sharpe wrote:
> > Hi guys, Can't quite seem to work this one out. Is there any way
> >  of reporting the 'avg loss' as a percentage? It would be much
> >  more useful (and readable by the boss) than the per-20-packets
> >  reading.
> sure this would be hackable ... but I find it sort of strange to
> give a percentage for so few packets ... if we sent 1000 packets
> then % would seem natural to me ... but when we send 20 things
> would be in 5% steps anyway ...
> anyone ... what do you think ... would % help the readability of
> the graph ?

yes, sure 20 probe is statisticaly weak, but the % would
at least be easier to understand.
I spent some time figuring that it was the number of probe
which failed over 20, rather than a percentile.

Philippe Strauss

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la forme civilisée de la cruauté.  -- Zenta Maurina

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